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Juan Cuadrado is on the verge of a return back to Serie A with Italian champions Juventus.
The Colombian winger was spotted at Heathrow airport on Monday as he flew out to Turin to finalise the move.
The 27-year-old has struggled to replicate his form shown at Fiorentina which resulted in the £23.3million move to Stamford Bridge last January.
Cuadrado has only made 15 appearances at Chelsea and failed to force himself into Jose Mourinho‘s plans for this season.
The recent addition of former Barcelona winger Pedro all but confirmed the Colombians time in London was coming to an end.
Speaking to Juventus‘ official website, Cuadrado said: “We all know that Juve is a great club, among the best teams in Europe. I hope I can give Juventus my best, 100 per cent.
“I didn’t expect to receive such a warm welcome from the fans in Italy but they have always welcomed me with open arms and that makes me very happy.
“The fans’ support will give me further motivation to do well.”
Chelsea are one of a number of clubs that have been linked with former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba this summer, and with Cuadrado’s move almost complete, this could reignite a potential deal.
Reports have suggested the French international could move in a deal worth £70m but Mourinho refused to comment on this move in his press conference Friday.
Written by Tom Sutton – T0MSUTT0N